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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Pope County'''
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Guide to '''Pope County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Pope County''
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== Pope County Organization  ==
 
== Pope County Organization  ==
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Pope County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Pope County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Nathaniel Pope.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] Pope County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Pope Nathaniel Pope] who was the first Territorial Secretary of State.  
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[[Image:Nathaniel Pope.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Nathaniel Pope.jpg]] Pope County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Pope Nathaniel Pope] who was the first Territorial Secretary of State.  
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pope County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pope County resources:  
  
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| [http://pope.ilgenweb.net/cemetery.htm ILGenWeb]  
 
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20080517060532/http://hometown.aol.com/DeniseK322/cemetery.html Blackman Cemetery]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
  
==== Presbyterian Church Records  ====
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A chapter on Pope County, Illinois church history appears in a local history, available [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29298 online] at Ancestry.com ($), beginning on page 27.
  
:*Michael Hillegan Chapter D.A.R. (Harrisburg, Ill.). ''Church Records Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois Founded 1819. Reputed to be the Oldest Presbyterian Church in Illinois''. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref>
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==== Baptist<br>  ====
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*Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. ''Minutes of Meetings and Lists of Members, 1864-1972''. MSS. Copy: {{FHL|459389|item|disp=FHL Film 986485}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123439533 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]<br>
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*Brownfield Baptist Church. ''Record, 1860-1952''. MSS. Copy: {{FHL|461469|item|disp=FHL Film 965608 Item 1}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/137263322 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]<br>
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*[http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-Pope.html Church and Family History Research Assistance for Primitive Baptist Churches in Pope County, Illinois]
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*''History of Dixon Springs Baptist Church: Compiled for the Homecoming, September 10, 2000''. 2000. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46613851 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
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*United Baptist Church (New Liberty, Ill.). ''Church Records, 1896-1957''. MSS. Copy: {{FHL|461465|item|disp=FHL Film 965609 Item 19}}.<br>
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==== Disciples of Christ  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdiscipl00hayn#page/362/mode/2up ''History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois''], Pope County section begins on page 363, courtesy: Internet Archive.
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==== Methodist  ====
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*Blatter, Robert K. ''The History of Waltersburg: The Peaceful Nineteenth Century Invasion of Pope County in Southern Illinois''. 1998. {{FHL|824201|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3991/W1 D2b}}. Includes membership list (1860-1899) &amp; baptisms (1881-1914, 1953) for a church which is referred to as the Waltersburg Methodist Church, Waltersburg German Methodist Church &amp; the Immanuel Church.<br>
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*Zion Methodist Episcopal Church. ''A History of the Church and Cemeteries with a Directory of Cemeteries at Zion, Pope County, Illinois''. 1978. {{FHL|820084|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3991 K2h}}. {{FHL|820084|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3991 K2h}}.
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==== Presbyterian  ====
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*Michael Hillegan Chapter D.A.R. (Harrisburg, Ill.). ''Church Records Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois Founded 1819. Reputed to be the Oldest Presbyterian Church in Illinois''. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($); [http://pope.ilgenweb.net/church.htm ILGenWeb] (baptisms); [http://pope.ilgenweb.net/pcdeaths.htm ILGenWeb] (deaths).<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref> {{FHL|280531|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3991 V2d}}.
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*''History of the First Presbyterian Church, Golconda, Illinois''. Golconda, Ill.:&nbsp;The Session of the Church, 1937. {{FHL|63579|item|disp=FHL Film 965608 Item 2}}.<br>
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*Thompson, Mrs. Scerial et al. ''Records of Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois''. {{FHL|32345|item|disp=FHL Film 964988 Item 3}}. Baptisms, 1818-1937 -- Session book containing members admitted, dismissed, died, 1824-1911 -- Marriages, 1911-1935 -- List of pastors, 1819-1932.<br>
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*Bannon, Marie et al. ''Pope County, Illinois, Genealogical Materials''. Includes information about the First Presbyterian Church (Golconda, Ill.). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25821178 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
'''Abstracts'''
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Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.
  
:*'''1860–1960''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois chancery index&nbsp;: approximately 1860-1960.'' [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], c1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37924578 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|673424|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P22L}}
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
:*'''1886–1920''' Bear, Elizabeth Woodworth and Saline county Genealogical Society. ''Justice docket, Pope County, 1886-1920.'' [Harrisburg, Illinois]&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1994.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36583164 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|745601|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2b}}
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'''Abstracts'''  
  
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:*'''1860–1960''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois chancery index&nbsp;: approximately 1860-1960.'' [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], c1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37924578 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|673424|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P22L}}
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:*'''1886–1920''' Bear, Elizabeth Woodworth and Saline county Genealogical Society. ''Justice docket, Pope County, 1886-1920.'' [Harrisburg, Illinois]&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1994.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36583164 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|745601|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2b}}
 
:*'''1816–1831''' Foss, Carolyn Cromeenes and Judy Foreman Lee. ''Pope County, Illinois county court record Book A, 1816-1831.'' [S.l.: s.n.], 1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30384358 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|688728|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2f}}
 
:*'''1816–1831''' Foss, Carolyn Cromeenes and Judy Foreman Lee. ''Pope County, Illinois county court record Book A, 1816-1831.'' [S.l.: s.n.], 1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30384358 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|688728|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2f}}
  
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:*'''1818–1851''' Circuit Court record {{FHL|370934|item|disp=FHL films 965696-7}}  
 
:*'''1818–1851''' Circuit Court record {{FHL|370934|item|disp=FHL films 965696-7}}  
 
:*'''1824–1860''' Circuit Court records {{FHL|103053|item|disp=FHL film 965697 Item 3}}  
 
:*'''1824–1860''' Circuit Court records {{FHL|103053|item|disp=FHL film 965697 Item 3}}  
:*'''1818–1851''' Circuit court dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1818–1851''' Circuit court dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1821–1859''' Circuit court miscellaneous record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1821–1859''' Circuit court miscellaneous record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1900–1909''' Justice of the peace dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1900–1909''' Justice of the peace dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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*'''[Glass]''' Young, John C. ''Descendants of Francis and James Glass of Pope County, Illinois''. Marissa, Ill.: n.p., 1975. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28458 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''[Glass]''' Young, John C. ''Descendants of Francis and James Glass of Pope County, Illinois''. Marissa, Ill.: n.p., 1975. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28458 Ancestry] ($).
  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
'''Abstracts'''
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.
  
:*'''1811–1850''' Winget, Judith L., Saline County Genealogical Society, and Jennifer L. Spohn. ''Pope County, Illinois deed book, 1811 to 1850.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), [19--]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18816050 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|177158|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 R2p}}
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
:*'''1820''' Annable, Edward L. ''Pope County, Illinois landowners, 1820.'' Cypress, Illinois: E. Annable, 1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31538290 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|711458|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 R2a}}
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'''Online Resources'''  
  
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/pope_map.html Pope County Federal Township Plats]
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1811–1850''' Winget, Judith L., Saline County Genealogical Society, and Jennifer L. Spohn. ''Pope County, Illinois deed book, 1811 to 1850.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), [19--]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18816050 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|177158|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 R2p}}
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:*'''1820''' Annable, Edward L. ''Pope County, Illinois landowners, 1820.'' Cypress, Illinois: E. Annable, 1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31538290 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|711458|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 R2a}}
 
:*'''Early 1900s''' Nelson, Ronald L. ''A Record of land owners in Pope County, Illinois in the early 1900's: plat maps with more than 2,000 listings.'' Elizabethtown, Illinois: Ronald L. Nelson, 1979. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5100223 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|405729|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 E7r}}
 
:*'''Early 1900s''' Nelson, Ronald L. ''A Record of land owners in Pope County, Illinois in the early 1900's: plat maps with more than 2,000 listings.'' Elizabethtown, Illinois: Ronald L. Nelson, 1979. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5100223 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|405729|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 E7r}}
  
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:*'''1899–1899''' Mortgagor and Mortgagee indexes {{FHL|231900|item|disp=FHL film 964529}}  
 
:*'''1899–1899''' Mortgagor and Mortgagee indexes {{FHL|231900|item|disp=FHL film 964529}}  
 
:*'''1824–1860''' Circuit Court records {{FHL|103053|item|disp=FHL film 965697 Item 3}}  
 
:*'''1824–1860''' Circuit Court records {{FHL|103053|item|disp=FHL film 965697 Item 3}}  
:*'''1987''' Pope-Hardin County (Illinois), land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://WorldCat/oclc/17731597 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|560542|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 R2p}}  
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:*'''1987''' Pope-Hardin County (Illinois), land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17731597 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|560542|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 R2p}}  
:*'''1816–1819''' Territorial bargain and sale record; [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1816–1819''' Territorial bargain and sale record; [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1835–1857''' School land sale record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1835–1857''' School land sale record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Ilpope.jpg|400px|right]]
  
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
  
*'''Civil War''' Civil War service men from Pope County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pope County.
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:- [[56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.<br>
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Civil War service men from Pope County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pope County.
:- [[60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H.  
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:*'''1861–1865''' Militia roll record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:- [[6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies A, B, and G.
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:- [[29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.
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:- [[56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.<br>  
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:- [[60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H. <br>
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:- [[120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A and E.
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:- [[131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, and H.
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:- [[136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies I and K.
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*'''1861–1865''' Militia roll record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
  
:*'''1820–1859''' Naturalization declarations of intent [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See [[Illinois Naturalization and Citizenship|Illinois Naturalization Records]] for more information about using naturalization records.
:*'''1864–1894''' Naturalization record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1868–1886''' Naturalization record of soldiers and minors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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The following copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
:*'''1888–1898''' Naturalization record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1820–1859''' Naturalization declarations of intent [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1864–1894''' Naturalization record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1868–1886''' Naturalization record of soldiers and minors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1888–1898''' Naturalization record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''1819-1888''' An unspecified number of {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records}} are available at the Family Search Records online database. The collection does not have an every name index, but the images are available to browse and may often have indexes contained within each volume.
  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''1816–1845''' Annable, Edward L. ''Pope County, Illinois probate records.'' Cypress, Illinois : E.L. Annable, c1994-c1997.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58908254 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|695665|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2a 1816–1835, 1836–1845}}
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:*'''1816–1845''' Annable, Edward L. ''Pope County, Illinois probate records.'' Cypress, Illinois&nbsp;: E.L. Annable, c1994-c1997.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58908254 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|695665|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2a 1816–1835, 1836–1845}}
  
'''Copies of original records'''  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
 
:*'''1816–1950''' Index to estate and miscellaneous papers {{FHL|261840|item|disp=FHL film 965695}}  
 
:*'''1816–1950''' Index to estate and miscellaneous papers {{FHL|261840|item|disp=FHL film 965695}}  
 
:*'''1861–1916''' Will record {{FHL|261675|item|disp=FHL film 965687}}  
 
:*'''1861–1916''' Will record {{FHL|261675|item|disp=FHL film 965687}}  
 
:*'''1819–1888''' Probate records and journals {{FHL|261686|item|disp=FHL films 965688–94}}  
 
:*'''1819–1888''' Probate records and journals {{FHL|261686|item|disp=FHL films 965688–94}}  
:*'''1867–1888''' The probate journals for Pope County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Pope County, and select the record type you are interested in.
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:*'''1867–1888''' The probate journals for Pope County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Pope County, and select the record type you are interested in.  
 
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:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/willA.htm Index to Pope County, Illinois Will Record Volume A (1861-1916)], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.  
:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/willA.htm Index to Pope County, Illinois Will Record Volume A (1861-1916)], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.
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:*'''1861–1916''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1861–1916''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pope County are kept, see the [[Pope County, Illinois Courthouse|Pope County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pope County are kept, see the [[Pope County, Illinois Courthouse|Pope County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center&nbsp; ====
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==== Family History Center  ====
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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[[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]] is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]] houses the records for Pope County.
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
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[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/pchs.htm '''Pope County Historical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 837<br>Golconda, IL 62938<br>618-683-3050
  
 
'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
 
'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
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:*'''1826–1827''' Road tax lists [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1826–1827''' Road tax lists [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
:*'''1825–1865''' Taxable lands list[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1825–1865''' Taxable lands list [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
 
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
  
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.whitecounty-il.gov/departments/countyclerk.asp Pope County Clerk]&nbsp;while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [[Illinois Vital Records#Birth_Records|Illinois Department of Public Health.]] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Pope Pope County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
  
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
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:*'''1862–1930s''' Births {{FHL|265008|item|disp=FHL film 964537}}  
 
:*'''1862–1930s''' Births {{FHL|265008|item|disp=FHL film 964537}}  
:*'''1862–1915 ''' Birth records and still birth register {{FHL|265008|item|disp=FHL films 964537–52}}  
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:*'''1862–1915 '''Birth records and still birth register {{FHL|265008|item|disp=FHL films 964537–52}}  
:*'''1862–1952''' Birth certificate index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1862–1952''' Birth certificate index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1877–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1877–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1862–1916''' Birth certificates, delayed[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1862–1916''' Birth certificates, delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
===== Marriages:  =====
 
===== Marriages:  =====
  
'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
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'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1816–1839''' Schonert, Janet. ''Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1816-1839.'' Thomson, Illinois&nbsp;: Heritage House, 1972. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/591836 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|246917|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 56}}
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
:*'''1813–1909''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois marriage books.'' [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], c1990-c1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22450670 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|579647|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 V2L v.1–4}}
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'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
  
:*'''1826–1845''' Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860.'' [S.l.]&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17550346 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 V2w}}
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:*'''1816–1839''' Schonert, Janet. ''Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1816-1839.'' Thomson, Illinois&nbsp;: Heritage House, 1972. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/591836 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|246917|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 56}}
 
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:*'''1813–1909''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois marriage books.'' [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], c1990-c1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22450670 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|579647|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 V2L v.1–4}}
:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/mge1.htm Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb
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:*'''1826–1845''' Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860.'' [S.l.]&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17550346 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 V2w}}  
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:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/mge1.htm Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: ILGenWeb
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pope/vitals/marriages/popemarr.html Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: UsGenWeb
  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
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:*'''1822–1960''' Marriage index {{FHL|264969|item|disp=FHL film 964533}}  
 
:*'''1822–1960''' Marriage index {{FHL|264969|item|disp=FHL film 964533}}  
 
:*'''1822–1944''' Marriage records {{FHL|264969|item|disp=FHL films 964534–6}}  
 
:*'''1822–1944''' Marriage records {{FHL|264969|item|disp=FHL films 964534–6}}  
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:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses and consents {{FHL|955013|item|disp=FHL film 2132307–34}}  
 
:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses and consents {{FHL|955013|item|disp=FHL film 2132307–34}}  
:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1816–1944''' Marriage record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1816–1944''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1816–1960''' Marriage record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1816–1960''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
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===== Deaths:  =====
  
'''Abstracts of Death Records'''  
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'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1860''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1860 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Decatur, Illinois&nbsp;: Bowers Press, 1983.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//10726666 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|135543|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2af}}
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
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'''Abstracts of Death Records'''
  
:*'''1870''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1870 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Utica, Kentucky&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, [198-?].[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//37106923 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|507889|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2r 1870}}
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:*'''1860''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1860 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Decatur, Illinois: Bowers Press, 1983.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10726666 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|135543|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2af}}
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:*'''1870''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1870 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Utica, Kentucky&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, [198-?].[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37106923 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|507889|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2r 1870}}  
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:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/pcdeaths.htm Some Deaths From the Presbyterian Church Records] Golconda, Illinois
  
 
'''Copies of original Death Records'''  
 
'''Copies of original Death Records'''  
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:*'''1877–1910''' Death register and index {{FHL|264960|item|disp=FHL film 964532}}  
 
:*'''1877–1910''' Death register and index {{FHL|264960|item|disp=FHL film 964532}}  
 
:*'''1909–1917''' Death record {{FHL|264960|item|disp=FHL film 964532}}  
 
:*'''1909–1917''' Death record {{FHL|264960|item|disp=FHL film 964532}}  
:*'''1877–1915''' Death record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1877–1915''' Death record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1877–1909''' Death record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1877–1909''' Death record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1883–1915''' Death record, stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1883–1915''' Death record, stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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''To see a list of places in Pope County, click on [Show], in the bar above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
 
''To see a list of places in Pope County, click on [Show], in the bar above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Pope County

Guide to Pope County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Pope County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Pope County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 10, 1816
County Seat Golconda
Courthouse
Pope County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Pope County Courthouse
P.O. Box 216
Golconda, Illinois 62938
(618) 683-4466
Pope County Website

Contents

Pope County Organization

Pope County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pope County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1813
1877
1820
1816
1816

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pope County are kept, see the Pope County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Nathaniel Pope.jpg
Pope County is named for Nathaniel Pope who was the first Territorial Secretary of State.

Parent County

  • 1816--Pope County was created 10 January 1816 from Gallatin and Johnson Counties.County seat:Golconda [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pope County boundary changes.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Pope County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  
  ILGenWeb  
  USGenWeb Archives Illinois  

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190013,585
191011,215−17.4%
19209,625−14.2%
19307,996−16.9%
19407,9990%
19505,779−27.8%
19604,061−29.7%
19703,857−5.0%
19804,40414.2%
19904,373−0.7%
20004,4130.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Pope County on page 187.]

Church Records

A chapter on Pope County, Illinois church history appears in a local history, available online at Ancestry.com ($), beginning on page 27.

Baptist

Disciples of Christ

Methodist

  • Blatter, Robert K. The History of Waltersburg: The Peaceful Nineteenth Century Invasion of Pope County in Southern Illinois. 1998. FHL Book 977.3991/W1 D2b. Includes membership list (1860-1899) & baptisms (1881-1914, 1953) for a church which is referred to as the Waltersburg Methodist Church, Waltersburg German Methodist Church & the Immanuel Church.
  • Zion Methodist Episcopal Church. A History of the Church and Cemeteries with a Directory of Cemeteries at Zion, Pope County, Illinois. 1978. FHL Book 977.3991 K2h. FHL Book 977.3991 K2h.

Presbyterian

  • Michael Hillegan Chapter D.A.R. (Harrisburg, Ill.). Church Records Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois Founded 1819. Reputed to be the Oldest Presbyterian Church in Illinois. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); ILGenWeb (baptisms); ILGenWeb (deaths).[2] FHL Book 977.3991 V2d.
  • History of the First Presbyterian Church, Golconda, Illinois. Golconda, Ill.: The Session of the Church, 1937. FHL Film 965608 Item 2.
  • Thompson, Mrs. Scerial et al. Records of Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois. FHL Film 964988 Item 3. Baptisms, 1818-1937 -- Session book containing members admitted, dismissed, died, 1824-1911 -- Marriages, 1911-1935 -- List of pastors, 1819-1932.
  • Bannon, Marie et al. Pope County, Illinois, Genealogical Materials. Includes information about the First Presbyterian Church (Golconda, Ill.). WorldCat (Other Libraries)


Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

  • [Glass] Young, John C. Descendants of Francis and James Glass of Pope County, Illinois. Marissa, Ill.: n.p., 1975. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


History

Local Histories

  • Allen, John W. Pope County Notes. Carbondale, Ill.: Museum of Natural and Social Sciences, Southern Illinois University, 1949. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Maps

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Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pope County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pope County.

- 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies A, B, and G.
- 29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and E.
- 131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, and H.
- 136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies I and K.

Naturalization

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1820–1859 Naturalization declarations of intent IRAD (SIU)
  • 1864–1894 Naturalization record IRAD (SIU)
  • 1868–1886 Naturalization record of soldiers and minors IRAD (SIU)
  • 1888–1898 Naturalization record IRAD (SIU)

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

  • 1819-1888 An unspecified number of Illinois, Probate Records are available at the Family Search Records online database. The collection does not have an every name index, but the images are available to browse and may often have indexes contained within each volume.

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pope County are kept, see the Pope County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Pope County.

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Pope County Historical Society
P.O. Box 837
Golconda, IL 62938
618-683-3050

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Pope County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Births:

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriages:

Online Resources

Abstracts of Marriage Records

Copies of original Marriage Records

Deaths:

Online Resources

Abstracts of Death Records

Copies of original Death Records

Places / Localities

To see a list of places in Pope County, click on [Show], in the bar above.' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).